Summer at SAM
July 11–August 29
Join us at the Olympic Sculpture Park this summer for art activities, performances, social dancing, yoga, brand-new art experiences and much more! Check out the Summer at SAM website for a complete listing of art installations and summer programs.
Now on View
The Olympic Sculpture Park is open and free to the public 365 days a year!
Park Hours–Open Daily
Opens 30 minutes prior to sunrise
Closes 30 minutes after sunset
PACCAR Pavilion Hours
November 1–February 28
Weekends Only: 10 am–4 pm
March 1–October 31
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am–5 pm
The following holidays apply to the PACCAR Pavilion.
Open on the following holidays:
- Easter, Sunday, April 20, 2014
- Independence Day, Friday, July 4, 2014
Closed on the following holidays:
- Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014
- Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014
- Columbus Day, Monday, October 13, 2014
- Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2014
- Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27, 2014
- Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28, 2014
- Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, 2014
- Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2014
- New Year's Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014
- New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015
Directions & Maps
- From I-5 heading North: Take the Seneca Street exit (exit 165 on the left). Turn slightly left onto Seneca Street. Turn right onto 1st Avenue. Turn left onto Broad Street. The Olympic Sculpture Park will be on your right on Broad Street between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.
- From I-5 heading South: Take the Union Street exit (exit 165B). Stay straight to go onto Union Street. Turn right onto 1st Avenue. Turn left onto Broad Street. The Olympic Sculpture Park will be on your right on Broad Street between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.
- From SR-99 heading North: Take the Seneca Street exit to First Avenue. Turn left onto First Avenue. Continue to Broad Street. Turn left onto Broad Street. The Olympic Sculpture Park will be on your right on Broad Street between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.
- From SR-99 heading South: Take the Broad Street exit, also marked “To Seattle Aquarium.” Merge left onto Broad Street. Proceed west on Broad Street toward the waterfront. The Olympic Sculpture Park will be on your right on Broad Street between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.
PACCAR Pavilion Garage
Pay parking is available in the PACCAR Pavilion garage. The entrance to the parking garage is on the southeast corner of the park at Broad Street and Western Avenue.
Open daily from 6 am–11 pm. No overnight parking.
0–2 Hours $6
2–4 Hours $8
4–6 Hours $12
6–8 Hours $15
All Day $22
0–4 Hours $5
4–10 Hours $10
Other parking options near the park.
Need to park your bike? There are bike racks in the pavilion garage, on the corner of Western Avenue and Broad Street and on the corner of Broad Street and Alaskan Way.
Contact the following transit systems for detailed rider information:
Sound Transit 206.398.5000
Community Transit 206.353.7433
For a list of buses that stop near the Olympic Sculpture Park visit Metro's website.
Visitors with Disabilities
Museum facilities are wheelchair accessible, and SAM offers a variety of services for the visually and hearing-impaired.
November 1–February 28
Weekends only: 10 am–4 pm
March 1–October 31
Tuesday–Sunday: 10 am–5 pm
The SAM SHOP is located in the PACCAR Pavilion. Inspired by the landscape and sculpture of the park, SAM SHOP at the Olympic Sculpture Park will delight you with its distinctive collection of artist multiples and objects to remind you of your visit to the park. SAM members receive a 10% discount. More Information...
Hours May 25–September 1, 2013
Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 am–3:30 pm
TASTE Café is open every weekend this summer, from May 25–September 1. TASTE Café offers delicious food made from the best local ingredients, nourishing its community of guests in an inviting atmosphere all while minimizing the impact on our environment.
TASTE Café at the Olympic Sculpture Park closes during the fall-winter season.
Check out TASTE on:
Rules of Operation
To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for everyone, please observe the Olympic Sculpture Park rules.
Recently, questions have come up about our guidelines for caring for the sculptures. Read our FAQ.
- Site, Sculpture, Shoreline: Discover the Olympic Sculpture Park
In this 60-minute tour, explore the Olympic Sculpture Park's dynamic spaces, learning about the design and layout of the park, the site history from the Duwamish to Unocal, selected sculptures and more.
The Olympic Sculpture Park offers docent-led tours for private groups of 10–60 people upon request. Private tour groups pay a flat-rate tour fee. Tours are 60 minutes in length and must be scheduled four weeks in advance. To schedule a private tour for your group, please fill out our private tour request form. Questions? Call 206.654.3123 or email email@example.com.
Are you an educator? Learn more about our school tour program.
Plan an Event
Hold your wedding or private event at the Olympic Sculpture Park. Seattle’s premier waterfront location offers world-class sculpture with views of the Olympic Mountains. More Information...
Conservation at SAM
SAM conservators ensure that the museum provides a safe setting in which to store and display art that is made from a vast array of materials.
Lost and Found
Do you think you may have lost something at the Olympic Sculpture Park? Report your lost article using this form, or call 206.332.1377and we will let you know if it turns up.